I have been practicing Yoga Nidra for 20 minutes a day after work or in the evening before I go to bed.
I have found when practicing Yoga Nidra as it allows me to switch off and become fully present.
I love practicing Yoga Nidra so much that I look forward to practicing it after work as it allows me to let go, surrender and to feel deeply calm and relaxed from within it seriously is the best relaxation feeling.
It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions.
This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of his or her senses internalised, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions.
The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi.
Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. In lucid dreaming, one is only, or mainly, cognizant of the dream environment, and has little or no awareness of one’s actual environment.
The practice of yoga relaxation, has been found to reduce tension and anxiety as well as PTSD. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well.
If you want to switch off, relax an unwind after work or before you go to bed, then I totally recommend giving a guided Yoga Nidra practice a go, there are so many available for free on youtube however here is a few to choose from:
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